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Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Features Animals
River Road, Southbury, CT
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Oh to see the eagles!

This is a great place for all ages to see the bald eagle in Connecticut. If you check their... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Myrtle Beach
great opportunity , bad weather

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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“dam” (8 reviews)
“birds” (3 reviews)
River Road, Southbury, CT
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great place for all ages to see the bald eagle in Connecticut. If you check their schedule, you might be lucky enough to see some of the birds up close that were injured and being used as schooling. They are beautiful...might be...More

Thank 753bridgetk
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went as part of a senior center outing. Plenty of parking , accomodations for wheelchairs if needed. Walk down a gravel slope , enter a shelter that comfortably fits 40 or 50. Stove going today. Eagles feed off the fish near the dam. (Nests in...More

Thank nana1246
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A great place for nature lovers to see such magnificent birds. Unfortunately though they can only be seen in winter here.

1  Thank NDrakatos
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you wanna get really close with nature this is definitely the place. Simply gorgeous. Definitely worth visiting. Highly recommended

Thank rafalek
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A quick .75 round trip fairly easy uphill walk to the dam. The main road has side trails and there is a canoe portage point at the bottom with picnic tables. Lots of joggers and bikes.

Thank justbarbara2017
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to see these special creatures in a natural setting. If you get lucky, you might even see some juveniles 'wrestling' in the air or an adult fishing. The attendants can answer all you questions.

Thank Naylz519
Reviewed 19 February 2016

It seems the day my family visited was one of the few when no eagles were spotted--bummer! We will go back to try again another day. The volunteers are very impressive with their knowledge and dedication. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and prepare to sit, wait...More

Thank ejpl
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

You will be required to make reservations, the guard will not let you enter without. Eagles are totally amazing for a few months each year. Because it is on the hydroelectric plant the water doesn't freeze allowing the eagles access to fish during the cold...More

Thank Jill K
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We went on a whim one day since it is free. It is only open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from December - March (mid month). We were amazed at how wonderful this place is! All the staff/volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and so excited and willing...More

Thank Diane123Diane
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We've been here a few times and have had totally amazing eagle sightings and other times it wasn't very good. You can't predict wildlife - so you have to roll with it and hope you're there on a good day! Worth going! Dress warm!!

Thank Lormee02
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